Did you know that people in the 12th century suffered from swollen and red hands in a game called “jue de Paume” meaning game of the palm? In the 16th century, racquets were used. Tennis is a great sport to be physically active and fit. If you are a fan of playing tennis, it’s a great idea to know some facts about tennis. Tennis is a popular sport with a significant fan following. Whether single or double, it’s a treat to watch players smash the ball to the opponent’s court.
Now that you know the short information about tennis rackets, this time it’s your turn to show your talent in drawing. Just simply for the 10 easy steps.
- Pencil or Marker
Step 1: Start the Racket Shape
The racket shape is always an oblong shape. Now draw a big oblong on the top portion of your paper. Leave a space for the holder later. You can also trace the shape of your racket if you want to get the exact shape of it.
Step 2: Draw the Guide
Making a guide for your drawing will help you a lot. Now, I want you to draw a slanting line on the center, bottom part of the racket. Make sure that the guide is drawn and connected to the bottom part of the racket.
Step 3: Add the Throat
Now, let’s draw this by making two slanting lines. Start drawing the slanting line on both sides of the oblong shape. The slanting line will slow get narrower when it reaches the last part of the guide that you made earlier. Then erase the guide on the center.
Step 4: Remove Extra Lines
The next thing that you need to do is to erase lines that are not important to your drawing. I want you to erase the line that separates the oblong shape from the throat. Make sure that after erasing some lines the oblong and the throat are still connected.
Step 5: Add Details
This time, let’s add details to your racket. To do this, just simply draw an oblong shape inside the beam of the racket. Make sure to put a little space between the beam and the oblong. This oblong will be the preparation for the strings.
Step 6: Add the Vertical Strings and the Guide
Now, let’s begin adding the strings to our racket. We do this by drawing a vertical line inside the oblong. As much as possible the distance between those lines must be observed. Then, add a slanting line from the middle of the throat. See the reference image above for you to be guided.
Step 7: Draw the Horizontal Line and the handle
In continuation with step six, let’s add more strings to our racket. This time, we will add the horizontal line overlapping the vertical line. Make sure that the distance between the horizontal line is observed. Then, draw an elongated capsule on the bottom part just follow the slanting line that you’ve drawn earlier. See the reference image above for you to be guided.
Step 8: Add More Horizontal and Vertical Strings
Let’s add more strings to our racket by simply adding more vertical and horizontal lines to the frame. Again, make sure that the distance between the lines is observed. Then, erase the guide that is found inside the handle. After that, add the eye guide to the throat portion of the racket.
Step 9: Add More Strings, the Mouth, and the Eyes
In this step, let’s add the last strings to the racket and make sure that the distance between the lines is observed. Draw a shaded circle in each eye guide then under the eyes draw an inverted letter C for the mouth of your racket. Then, erase the small curved line that overlaps the handle.
Step 10: Finish up!
Tennis rackets are made in many colors so you can pick any color you like for your racket. After coloring it you can also add a tennis ball or anything on the side of the tennis racket. Congratulations on a job well done.